Engineering Parametric Cost Analysis Lead (Multiple Sites)

in Sterling Heights, MI

Engineering Parametric Cost Analysis Lead (Multiple Sites) Job

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    Sterling Heights, MI 48312, US

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Job Description BAE Systems, a leader in the defense industry, has an immediate need for a Engineering Parametric Cost Analysis Lead to support any of our various Combat Mission Systems (CMS) programs. Any CMS Engineering Site including Sterling Heights, MI; San Jose, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Phoenix, AZ; and York, PA is an acceptable work location and we may consider location near any BAE Systems facility for a well-qualified candidate.

Job Description:
As the Engineering Parametric Cost Analysis Lead, you will lead development of Average Unit Manufacturing Cost and engineering cost estimating activities associated with Design to Unit Production Cost (DTUPC) for any of our various Combat Mission Systems (CMS) programs.


  • Support engineering cost reduction initiatives by providing process, procedure, and template, training and necessary guidance to program engineering teams.
  • Working closely with Program/Project Managers, engineering, and systems engineering to develop engineering design-to and unit production cost budgets and estimates for assigned program thru all phases.
  • Providing proactive, direct, real time support and engineering design to cost estimates to Program/Project Managers during the program life cycle.
  • Building and maintaining a historical database of actuals, vendor data, and supplier pricing on programs for use in engineering design to cost estimates.
  • Providing other personnel access to historical actual data and support with engineering design to cost estimates.
  • Collaborate with the Program Management, engineering, and systems engineering functions to ensure that engineering design to cost estimates are consistent with rigorous parametric estimating practices and protocols.
  • Working with Program/Project Managers and other functional leads (Program Management, Engineering, Finance and Systems Engineering) to identify and develop the most appropriate engineering design to cost estimating technique.
  • Ensuring consistency in engineering design to cost estimating approach.
  • Developing data warehouse or other means of mining financial data for use by product development team and engineering cost estimators.
  • The Engineering Parametric Cost Analysis Lead will serve as a subject matter expert on Design to Cost and Design to Unit Production Cost estimating methods and systems including areas with technical data.
  • Direct and mentor junior system engineers as required in AUMC and DTUPC development and tracking.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills Required Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Have a broad knowledge of Program/Project Management integration and functional inter-relationships.
  • Experience in regards to developing and managing statements of work (SOWs), budgets and schedules.
  • Excellent leadership skills with Program Managers, Integrated Product Team Leads, Engineering leads, and Combat Vehicle government customers.
  • Be familiar with preparation of typical artifacts that are required for program milestone reviews.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Required Education:
Must have bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in relevant field from an accredited university in technical, business or closely related field with the following:
  • 8+ years with bachelor's degree
  • 6+ years with master's degree
  • 4+ years with PhD

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Department of Defense (DOD) regulations and policies related to cost estimating and life cycle cost estimating.
  • Experience in product development of military or automotive vehicles.
  • Experience in cost estimating for military vehicle systems or weapon systems is preferred.
  • Experience with Department of the Army Cost Analysis Manual.
  • Experience with cost estimating processes and procedures.
  • Strong Systems thinking skills
  • Have and maintain Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Leadership and mentoring of younger engineers.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

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